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Marine Le Pen Loses French Parliamentary Immunity Over Tweets

The far-right leader must now answer judges’ questions about a case involving graphic photographs of Islamic State violence.

Le Pen accused of playing victim after parliamentary immunity lifted

The president of France's National Assembly on Thursday accused far-right leader Marine Le Pen of playing the victimisation card after the lifting of her parliamentary immunity in a case arising from tweets of grisly images of executions by the Islamic State (IS) armed group.

Marine Le Pen shared ISIS images and could be jailed

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France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen had her immunity from prosecution removed on Wednesday after she tweeted images shared by the Islamic State militant group ( ISIS), including one of the beheading video of American journalist James Foley. … authorities probed Le Pen over the...

Marine Le Pen Tweeted ISIS Images Of James Foley's Death and Could Go to Prison for It

In 2015, the French far-right leader tweeted “Daesh is THIS!”—using an Arabic acronym for ISIS—along with photos.

France's Le Pen stripped of immunity over gruesome IS pictures

France's National Assembly on Wednesday lifted the immunity from prosecution of far-right leader Marine Le Pen for tweeting pictures of Islamic State group atrocities, parliamentary sources said.

With far-right in turmoil, France's Le Pen softens anti-EU stance

PARIS (Reuters) - Far-right leader Marine Le Pen has said it is possible to improve the lives of French citizens without leaving the single European currency, in a marked shift from the anti-EU stance she pushed during her failed presidential bid.

Marine Le Pen’s former right-hand man launches new party

Florian Philippot, former vice-president of France’s far-right National Front (FN) party, announced Friday that his political movement Les Patriotes, or The Patriots, has now become a political party.

Three Cheers For MEP Dan Hannan: Why Not A Better Brexit Deal For Everyone?

Authored by Mike Shedlock via, The EU values political correctness more than jobs. The result was a collapse in support for Angela Merkel, and the rise of AfD and FDP in Germany. Let’s not forget Marine Le Pen in France,...Show More Summary

Marine Le Pen aide Florian Philippot quits Front National

French far-right leader’s top strategist says he has been ‘ridiculed’ as he departs amid tensions with his boss after election defeat The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has suffered a blow to her crisis-stricken Front National...Show More Summary

Le Pen top aide sidelined as scapegoat, as FN rebuilds

In a sign that France’s far-right Front National party is still in turmoil after a presidential defeat in May, the top aide to leader Marine Le Pen quit Thursday, as did other members who say they disagree with the direction the party is taking.

Marine Le Pen's top aide quits National Front party

Florian Philippot, key adviser to French far-right leader Marine Le Pen said on Thursday he was quitting the National Front (FN) party.

After election rout, split stalks France's National Front

PARIS (Reuters) - Four months after a resounding electoral defeat, France's far-right National Front party is on the brink of a split, with simmering differences between leader Marine Le Pen and her chief deputy appearing irreconcilable.

France's Le Pen 'determined' to revitalise far right

France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose National Front (FN) party emerged weakened and divided from this year's elections, said Saturday she was "determined" to revitalise her movement. She returned from summer holidays "with a great determination and a burning sense of duty not for me but for you, not alone, but with you", she said. Show More Summary

France's Le Pen seeks to bill herself as Macron's main opponent

BRACHAY, France (Reuters) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who has been largely out of the spotlight since stinging electoral defeats, on Saturday sought to reclaim the mantle of main opponent to President Emmanuel Macron, which polls now attribute to the far-left.

Tensions emerge in France's far-right after election loss

Tensions within France's far-right National Front party, on the rise since leader Marine Le Pen's resounding loss in the country's May presidential race, are hitting a crescendo as Le Pen … Click to Continue »

Macron Musters Tepid Approval Rating At 100-Day Mark

French President Emmanuel Macron might have resoundingly triumphed over populist candidate Marine Le Pen in April’s election, but the honeymoon period appears to have expired for the 39-year-old leader, whose approval rating is now lower than that of his deeply … More » The post Macron Musters Tepid Approval Rating At 100-Day Mark appeared first on EveryJoe.

Brazilian right wing firebrand pushes presidential bid

Jair Bolsonaro, a controversial politician often compared to Donald Trump and hard right French leader Marine Le Pen, on Thursday declared himself the "patriot" Brazil needs. Although official campaigning is not yet permitted for the...Show More Summary

As Macron Ascends, Merkel Follows and Trump Descends

That burst of air one felt a few months back was Western Europe breathing a sigh of relief that Marine Le Pen lost in France as centrist Emmanuel Macron came from nowhere to defeat her aspirations.  Now some three months into his presidency,...Show More Summary

Macron was never the saviour of the centre – his approval ratings show just how unpopular neoliberal politics really are

A mere 16 per cent of Macron voters picked his political programme as the main reason behind their vote, so why are we so surprised that the more the public see of Macron and his politics without the spectre of Marine Le Pen, the more they begin to resent him?

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